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Middle-Earth: Shadow of War will get Scorpio and PS4 Pro support, but no Switch version

Along with re-confirming that the new Mordor, Middle-earth: Shadow of War will utilize the power of the Xbox Scorpio and PS4 Pro, they also put any rumors of a Switch version to bed. Speaking to GameSpot, Monolith creative VP Mich...   read

 
 
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Newest Shadow of War trailer promises 'Nothing will be Forgotten'

WB has unveiled a new trailer for the upcoming Middle-earth: Shadow of War and it features all manner of suitably epic establishing shots and slow motion camera panning. It doesn't show off that much action, or even really tell us what is n...   read

 
 

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25% off Middle-earth: Shadow of War pre-order deal for PC

Middle-earth: Shadow of War is heading to the major gaming platforms at the end of this summer and deals are already cropping up. Two digital retailers have deals available as of writing, with Green Man Gaming and Games Planet offering the ...   read

 
 
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Here's two dang seconds of Middle-earth: Shadow of War

Even though the video says it's a paltry five seconds long, the meat is actually even less. It's two seconds. Orc looking like he wants to fight, ranger riding a dragon, everyone yelling. Wham, bam, thank you ma'am, we're out. But, this te...   read

 
 
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Shadow of War gets a $300 Collector's Edition

Not content to simply sell you the game, WB Games has unveiled the "Mithril Edition" of Middle-earth: Shadow of War for a quaint $300. Included in the package comes the "Gold Edition" of the game alongside a steelbook case, a war chest, 12"...   read

 
 
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WB officially announces Middle-earth: Shadow of War for PC, PS4, and Xbox

Well, that extremely official looking Target leak was right! WB has officially announced Middle-earth: Shadow of War, the follow-up to Shadow of Mordor. It'll hit the PC and PS4, as well as Xbox One as an "Xbox Play Anywhere" game. It's lau...   read

 
 
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Shadow of Mordor sequel leaked by Target

Fans of Monolith's take on the classic Lord of the Rings saga will be happy to know that a sequel is in the works. Leaked by Target, Middle-earth: Shadow of War seems to be the title of the upcoming game. The description on the Target websi...   read

 
 
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How will the AT&T / Warner merger change games?

In case you hadn't heard, AT&T announced Saturday that it intends to purchase Time Warner, Inc. for $85.4 billion. The deal is far from final, and if approved, wouldn't take place until sometime in 2017. It's an absolutely enormous merg...   read

 
 
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Five bucks gets you complete Shadow of Mordor bundle

Remember this similar deal from back in August? Well, its now back and even cheaper than before. In a new round of sale this weekend, Bundle Stars is once again offering the Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor complete bundle for only $4.99...   read

 
 
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The Lord of the Rings Online shuts down most of its worlds

Looks like The Lord of the Rings Online hasn’t been in the best shape recently. Developer Turbine has announced it will be closing all but five of the worlds for each region. The only worlds that will remain open in the US are: Arkens...   read

 
 


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Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor is now on Mac and Linux

Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor was by far one of the best games of 2014. With great combat, abilities, and a really interesting Nemesis system, I was really surprised by what I was expecting to be a pretty generic Batman: Arkham Mordor rip-...   read

 
 
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RPG Deals: Witcher 3 and Shadow of Mordor up to 60% off

Need some RPG love this Memorial Day weekend? On PC, both Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor and The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt have some impressive discounts at GMG. In the case of Mordor, the game is instantly 50% off, dropping from $50 to only $24...   read

 
 
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Shadow of Mordor's Game of the Year Edition trailer proves it lives up to its namesake

Less than one week after it was revealed, the Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor Game of the Year Edition is on store shelves. It contains all released add-ons for the game, as is customary for these re-releases. Really, it's all rather r...   read

 
 
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Shadow of Mordor gets a Game of the Year Edition, because Warner Bros.

Like clockwork, a Warner Bros. Interactive game has another Game of the Year Edition  --Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor. This one comes seven months after the release of the base game, which had a $24.99 Season Pass. You can snatch...   read

 
 
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Shadow of Mordor's newest DLC has you wearing rings and fighting Sauron

Leagues of Uruks fell by your doing in Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor -- just an unacceptable amount of dead orcs, really. Sure, that was gratifying in its own way, but a pile of orcs doesn't carry the same weight as someone whose title in...   read

 
 
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Shadow of Mordor DLC goes hunting, vomiting

Monolith released Lord of the Hunt today, the first add-on pack for Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor. Yeah, the $10 DLC has a lot of the stuff you'd expect: new nemeses, new challenges, and even some guy named Torvin the Dwarven Hunter ...   read

 
 
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Dear devs, stop it with tutorials all the way through the game

“THA'S HOW YOU RIDE A CARRRRRAGOR!" Yeah, thanks asshole. I've already done this like two dozen times. You might have noticed I rode up to your mission marker ON a Caragor. “WHEN UN' ORC IS DOWN, THA'S WHEN YOUR CARRRAGOR CAN PO...   read

 
 
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How Shadow of Mordor let me make my OWN story

[Dtoid community blogger Genki-JAM shares an awesome story about his time with Shadow of Mordor's "Nemesis System", and holy shit do I want to play this game now! Warning: Minor spoilers below. Want to see your own stuff appear on the front...   read

 
 
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Shadow of Mordor's first DLC has vomiting monsters

Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor was reminiscent of a summer blockbuster, keeping me on seat's edge throughout, only to be virtually forgotten upon seeing the credits roll. But say you're still under its spell, well, perhaps Warner Bros. can ...   read

 
 
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Dress up like the bad guy in this free Shadow of Mordor DLC

Monolith has released a free Power of Shadow DLC pack for Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor on Steam, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4. Most notably, it includes an alternate costume for Talion that resembles the Black Hand of Sauron. Epic Runes ar...   read

 
 
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Price Chop: Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel & Shadow of Mordor

Deals brought to you by the crew at Dealzon. FYI: sales from certain retailers go toward supporting Destructoid. Spot something good that we didn't see? Let us know and we'll add it! Post formatting is a work in progress, so suggestion...   read

 
 
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Shadow of Mordor: A visual tour of stabbing orcs in the face

Mordor may not have the most picturesque landscapes in Middle-earth, but that hasn't stopped Monolith from kitting out its new action game with a photo mode. The addition allows you to take dramatic shots of Talion stabbing Uruk-Hai in...   read

 
 
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Bored of the things: Shadow of Mordor should've been a dating sim

I was reading Weird Dad Andy Astruc's loving look at Shadow of Mordor's menus, which is basically praise for Mordor's Nemesis system. The same system left our own Nic Rowen giddy and, uh, shitfaced. Nemesis' mechani...   read

 
 
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Shadow of Mordor's Nemesis system signals the true beginning of this generation

It's bad enough dying a humiliating death at the hands of some random orc, but "Azdush the Dung Collector?" Really? He couldn't have been "Azdush the Shield Breaker" or "Azdush the Invincible?" I could have taken a bit of consolation dying ...   read

 
 
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Shadow of Mordor Playthough - Here's a Graug-sized portion of gameplay

[Note: I am currently in process of rendering and uploading all of the videos to the playlist. If you run out and want more, be sure to check back soon.] Max and I decided it would be a good idea to shoot a playthrough of the opening chunk...   read

 
 


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